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Poster: cooperway4 Date: Jan 6, 2011 4:22pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove

Also note that what the law states means you are correct for the restored versions of these films, but not for the unrestored versions. The versions of M, Metropolis, and Death Rides A Horse which are currently available on the Archives are unrestored versions.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jan 6, 2011 4:32pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove

Copyright applies to the filmic work as it appears in any version that has ever been made available. Copyright is an intelectual property right - the right to copy and exploit the physical property. Beyond that copyright has no interest in the physical property and does not vary from copy to copy.

If the film's copyright is restored (which means reinstated) by section 104 of the copyright Act then the copyright is restored to all copies of the film regardless of their quality or appearance.

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Poster: bizzarobrian Date: Jan 26, 2012 7:58am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove

I probably should have been more clear about why I was asking if Metropolis is in public domain since the subject of restored or unrestored film versions has come up.I know someone who is wanting to produce a model kit the Maria robot from the film.This kind of eliminates the discussion about restored & unrestored because a model kit would not show it in those 2 ways.